Waste can be a byproduct of industrial processes - or an item can become waste after it's been consumed.
Waste - be it plastic, micro-plastic, radioactive, or otherwise toxic - can cause major environmental problems. DW presents an automatic compilation of content around the topic of waste.
Kenyan artist Kioko Mwitiki’s life-sized scrap metal sculptures won him global acclaim. He tells DW about his art's impact, scavenging and environmental challenges facing Africa as it becomes the 'factory of the world.'
Today - 12 June - is World Day Against Child Labor. It was launched 15 years ago by the United Nations' International Labor Organization. According to estimates by UNICEF, the ILO and the World Bank, 168 million children and adolescents between 5 and 17 years of age - 11 percent - are obliged to work under conditions that deprive them of basic rights and opportunities.
How often do you stop to consider the materials used to package our everyday produce? DW's Tamsin Walker got so fed up with seeing cucumbers and eggplants individually wrapped in plastic that she decided to not generate any plastic waste. For two months, she shopped plastic-free, trying to spend no more time or money than she would on a regular grocery run ... with mixed results.